Friday, December 31, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Here's another photo made on Christmas eve. This is an abandoned building in Owosso, Michigan.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Back home from spending the holidays at my mom's in mid-Michigan. I spent the afternoon on Christmas eve driving around with my sister shooting photos. Here's one I shot in Henderson, MI, maybe fifteen or so miles from my mom's house.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy, Merry, etc.

I'm off to my Mom's house for a few days to spend the holidays with family. Here's a few photos I shot the last time I was there, over Thanksgiving. 

These were shot with my reversed-lens Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera. I love this latest bunch of photos.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Breakup of the digital signal on the tv can cause interesting abstract images.

Monday, December 20, 2010


A lonely looking bunker with graffiti in the Marin Headlands. Shot in July, 2009.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mid-Winter Gray

Mid-Michigan, mid-winter, middle gray. Shot a couple of years ago a few miles from my Mom's house.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Big Brother?

Downtown Chicago shop window sign and reflections, September, 2010.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


This is the Chicago skyline as seen from the Dan Ryan Woods, a forest preserve at 87th and Western on Chicago's southwest side. That area has the highest elevation in the city.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


This is a cheap, poorly constructed wrestling figure, shot with a closeup filter on my Holga camera.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Lost Lake

Lost Lake at Mt. Hood in Oregon, shot last summer in digital infrared.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tape Cover

Here's an oldie. It was made as the cover to a mix tape sometime in the '80's (I'm guessing around 1987-88). I don't remember what was on the tape. I found it in a box of junk a few years ago, and decided the collage, but not the tape, was worth keeping.

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Wall

Hyde Park, Chicago. Mid October, 2010.
If I wasn't so damn tired I might think of something else to say about it.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Pacman mural, Pilsen, Chicago. Shot a few weeks ago with a reversed-lens Brownie Hawkeye, lately my favorite lo-fi camera.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Old Sign

Shot with a reversed lens Brownie Hawkeye camera, in Mt. Greenwood, Chicago.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Fountain Of Time

It's been a while since I posted a photo shot with my crappy 4-lens Nishika camera. This one is of a section of Fountain of Time, a sculpture located in Washington Park on the western edge of the Hyde Park neighborhood. Shot an an unpleasantly hot day a couple of summers ago.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


I shot this photo of Bibo with my Holga camera while playing around with some close-up filters I bought for it. For more Bibo, check out this bizarre video clip.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Shot on the University of Chicago campus, a little over a month ago.

Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Here!

I guess the holiday season is officially here. I tend to bounce between cynicism and short periods of what might be called holiday spirit at this time of year. I'm sure you can figure out which side this photo falls.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I'll be visiting my Mom over Thanksgiving, so this is likely my last post until Sunday or Monday. Have a great holiday!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ann Arbor Infrared

This is Ann Arbor, MI, shot from the top of a parking structure last July with a Holga camera and infrared film.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mom's Backyard

My last post was a repeat of an image I already posted recently (probably not the first time, but I'm too lazy to check). So, here's two photos to make up for it. They're both photos showing the barn-shaped shed in my mom's backyard.

The first one was taken maybe a year or so ago with my old digital camera. The second one was shot last summer with my reversed lens Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera.

Friday, November 19, 2010


A solitary leaf on a sidewalk on the University of Chicago campus. Shot a few weeks ago. I didn't move the leaf, it was shot just as I found it.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

This Space Reserved

Something a little unusual for this blog: A collage instead of a photo. This is an oldie, I made it around 1984-1985.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Graffiti on an old abandoned train station (a small one, not much bigger than a shack) on the far south side of Chicago. Shot a few weeks ago while wandering around with my camera on a Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Gene's Drive-In Cleaners

I've driven by this place dozens of times, but never stopped to shoot that wonderful sign. A few weekends ago, my friend Justyna Badach was in town, and we stopped to take a few photos, me with my crappy Holga camera, Justyna with a real camera. I love that sign!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Timberline Lodge

I shot this last summer on Mt. Hood  in Oregon. It was overrun with snowboarding teenagers; apparently skiers prefer the winter snow, so summer is snowboarding season. The lodge was used for the exterior shots in the film 'The Shining'.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Pond In Autumn

A goldfish pond on the campus of the University of Chicago, shot a couple of weekends ago.

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Bargain

Looks like it's in great shape! Shot with my Holga camera in Blue Island, IL last summer.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I shot this photo the same day as the one I posted yesterday. This hydrangea, with the pretty red leaves, was shot with the reversed-lens Brownie Hawkeye camera I've been using a lot lately. I love the look of the photos I get from this camera.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I shot this a couple of weekends ago in Hyde Park, one of my favorite places in Chicago. It's the outside of the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago.

Friday, November 5, 2010


This photo was shot in an empty room of an elementary school. I've always been fond of this photo, but I think I could have done a better job with color correction.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Infrared Train Station

This is the Rock Island Line train station on 111th St. in Chicago. I shot this last summer with expired infrared film loaded into my toy Holga camera. I'm surprised it came out as good as it did.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Shadow Self-Portrait

Shot in digital infrared on the University of Chicago campus the weekend before last.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Root Beer

I shot this late last summer at a former drive in restaurant with my Holga camera.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mr. Skullhead

I really wanted to post a link to Mr. Skullhead Boneyhands from Animaniacs, but couldn't find one anywhere. You'll have to use your imagination.

Friday, October 29, 2010


These are pistachio shells painted to look like skulls. They were in my Mom’s studio when I was visiting there about a year ago. I'm not sure what she was making with them, but thought they were cool and spooky.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


I shot this while wandering around my neighborhood last Fall. I like this as a Halloween decoration. It's much better than those polyester spider webs.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This is an accidental double exposure, taken with my Holga camera and a close up filter I bought for it. It turned out pretty cool, and a little creepy, definitely a happy accident. I'll see if I can find some more creepy photos to post, now that it's Halloween week.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I shot this with my modified Brownie Hawkeye a few weeks ago. It's a large statue in a local cemetery.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Here's another photo from my shooting excursion to Hyde Park yesterday. I shot this leaf right where I found it, it wasn't moved to improve the shot.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall In Hyde Park

The heavy rains forecast for today turned out to be a fairly brief morning shower, so I grabbed some cameras and headed to Hyde Park, one of my favorite Chicago neighborhoods. Spent a couple of hours wandering around the University of Chicago campus, shooting colorful leaves against gray neo-Gothic architecture. Beautiful.